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UPS avoids left turns, hires cyclists, helps the environment

United Parcel Service saves time and energy by avoiding left turns and hiring cyclists.

Of course, each U.P.S. bike delivery system (typically a $350 mountain bike pulling a custom trailer) can haul only 15 to 20 packages a trip — a mere fraction of what a truck can deliver. Nonetheless, the company estimates that for every three bikes deployed during peak season on the West Coast, it will save around 17 gallons of fuel a day and about $38,000 in vehicle maintenance costs. – NYTimes Green Inc. blog

Efficient logistics save time, gas and money.

UPS trucks drove 2.5 billion miles last year, but the company says its package flow technology combined with right-turn routes saved 28,541,472 million miles, and three million gallons of fuel. – ABCNews

UPS’ slogan?  “Your Office is an Open Road.”

Originally posted: 4/11/10

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